Marilyn McCarthy of W. Yarmouth passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 86. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and left in her teen years to live in Quincy, MA., most of her adult life. She was a proud Marine wife and traveled with her late husband and their four daughters while he was in the U.S.M.C.
She was a member of the St. John's Jr. League in Quincy, cast member of St. John's musicals, lector at St. John's Church, volunteer at the St. Anthony's Feast and a member of the Red Hat Society. Marilyn worked 10 years at the Quincy Cooperative Bank and moved to Cape Cod in 1983. She was a committed employee for over 20 years at the All Seasons Motor Inn. Marilyn was also a loyal employee of 13 years at the Cape Cod Mall in customer service receiving many appreciation awards for outstanding performances.
Marilyn was predeceased by her husband Robert McCarthy and her sister Katie Brock. She leaves her sister Rita Green and husband Harold of New Jersey and 4 daughters; Patricia D'Allessandro and husband Thomas of Plymouth, Pamela Maybruck of Plymouth, Kelle Charpentier of Plymouth and Robin Culver of Falmouth. She also leaves 6 grandchildren; Lauren D'Allessandro, Michael and Steven Charpentier, Fallon and Kelsi Culver, Max Maybruck and great grandchild Noah Leger.
Marilyn loved and missed her mother who was her hero. She had a lasting impact and spoke of her often to her children. This impact is what molded her as a mother and she loved and missed her until she left to meet her again. Marilyn enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, reading, knitting, walking, dancing, music, going to the beach and a favorite past time was shopping for her grandchildren. She was full of generosity as a devoted and beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. As a mother, her favorite quotes to her children and grandchildren were "I love you more" and "I love you from the moon and back". Her children viewed her as a person who always put family first and making others happy brought her the best joy.
A special thanks to Cranberry Hospice and the staff at Newfield House for their care and compassion.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday September 17th at 11 AM at Saint Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth. Burial will follow at 1:15 PM at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude's Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 stjude.org